15 Delicious Raw Jackfruit Recipes

Jackfruit is fast becoming one of the most popular fruits around. With its scientific name of Artocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit is a tropical tree fruit grown in Asia, Africa, and South America. It is actually the heaviest fruit in the world.  

To get to the fruit you have to cut through its thick rind to find the vibrant yellow-colored flesh. With a wonderful array of health benefits thanks to its source of vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium, this versatile fruit has a unique taste. Most say it tastes sweet and refreshing just like pineapple and mango whilst others believe it tastes just like pork when cooked. Used as a good meat alternative or in a delicious dessert this special fruit can be used in an endless amount of ways. 

With jackfruit, we have the opportunity to make an abundance of delicious, mouth-watering recipes. Jackfruit rocks and we want to share with you some of the best recipes that you can impress your friends and family with. Whether you’re a vegan looking for a tasty meat substitute or a big foodie wanting to try something new, there is a jackfruit recipe out there that you will love.  

All of these recipes are easy to make and suitable for your next party, date night, or meal with friends. Anyway, let’s tuck into this list.

1. Jackfruit Salsa

A great way to use jackfruit is to make a smooth, light, and refreshing jackfruit salsa. Excellent on a shredded chicken taco or used on its own with salted tortilla chips this jackfruit salsa is a great dip that compliments a variety of foods well. Mixing a variety of fresh ingredients like onion and garlic with the sweet and tangy taste of raw jackfruit and lemon creates a beautifully vibrant salsa packed with flavor and taste. This can be made super quickly with only a handful of ingredients so you really have no excuses but to try it.

Ingredients:

  • Jackfruit
  • Lemon juice
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic

2. Jackfruit Smoothie  

Whether you’re on a health kick or simply want that fruity cool smoothie on a hot summer’s day this smoothie recipe is definitely one you need to try. Made using jackfruit, mango, banana, coconut, and pineapple it gives you a taste of paradise. This sweet drink is perfect if you need that little boost or something to keep you refreshed. You could even spice this smoothie up by adding some alcohol to make it a jackfruit pina colada. 

Ingredients: 

  • Jackfruit
  • Banana 
  • Mango
  • Coconut milk
  • Pineapple juice

3. Vegan Jackfruit Salad Sandwich

This totally scrumptious salad sandwich is a vegan take on the traditional tuna sandwich. Made in just 10-minutes this tasty meal is ideal for a quick lunch or healthy child’s packed dinner for school. Sandwiches can be plain and boring but this one most definitely isn’t. Using 10 ingredients this sandwich packs a punch with some great flavors and combinations. 

Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Capers
  • Jackfruit
  • Onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried dill
  • Celery
  • Caper brine

4. Jackfruit Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. As well as looking and tasting incredible, this jackfruit soup is packed with vitamins and nutrients. After sauteing and onion in olive oil simply blend all the other ingredients together to create a vibrant dish that brings life to an otherwise dark and gloomy time of year. 

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Jackfruit
  • Onion
  • Apple
  • Carrot
  • Vegetable stock

5. Raw Jackfruit Kebab

Raw jackfruit is used to make these tender, meaty-tasting vegan kebab alternatives. The small finger food kebabs are perfect for any family gathering or party. You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy these kebabs. The blend of spices combined with the cooling dip is a taste sensation. In our opinion, these kebabs sound a lot tastier than a normal kebab. If your looking for the perfect light bite or party pleaser then be sure to try these out.

Ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Chilies
  • Jackfruit
  • Mint leaves
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Cumin 
  • Coriander
  • Fennel seed powder
  • Salt

6. Peri-Peri Pulled Jackfruit

Prepared with deliciously tasty peri-peri sauce this recipe is a great way to enjoy some fresh jackfruit. Served with a refreshing side salad and tacos this dish will leave you chomping at the bit for more. The garlic, paprika, and salt mixed with the sharp taste of the lemon juice makes the jackfruit taste phenomenal. The soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture of the pulled jackfruit, with the kick of peri-peri sauce, creates a taste sensation perfect for any party. Cooked in just 20-minutes you can enjoy this meal in no time at all.

Ingredients:

  • Red onion
  • Jackfruit
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh chilies
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Oregano 
  • Paprika
  • Bay leaf

7. Jackfruit Breakfast Bowl

Start your day off right with a healthy jackfruit yogurt bowl, packed with all your daily goodness and sweetness. Hugely popular in Southeast Asia a breakfast bowl consists of a variety of different fruits chopped up and served with chia seeds and natural yogurt. Loaded with healthy vitamins and nutrients they give us the perfect boost we need to tackle the day. The best thing about them is you can load them up with all your favorite ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Jackfruit
  • Strawberries
  • Granola
  • Honey

8. Jackfruit Upside Down Cake

Jackfruit is famously used in deserts so it would be rude not to have at least one on this list. The jackfruit upside down cake gives a Filipino twist on an American classic. Best made with ripe jackfruit this cake is soft, fluffy, and scrumptious just like you would expect from any cake. With a sweet caramel layer, lined with fresh jackfruit this cake goes perfectly with a cup of coffee after your dinner. In only 35-minutes you could have a vibrant golden cake on your table just begging to be eaten.

Ingredients:

  • As much jackfruit as needed
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Large egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Coconut milk

9. Jackfruit Popsicle

If your looking for the perfect healthy snack for your kids then this is the jackfruit recipe for you. Blending together jackfruit, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in no time at all you can make a tasty treat for your child. The sweet treat is perfect for a summer’s day so make sure you purchase some popsicle molds as soon as you can. The only problem you might encounter with this recipe is the fight that will ensue when you are racing your child for the last one. 

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar
  • Popsicle molds
  • Jackfruit

10. Vegan Wild Rice Soup

The slow-cooked vegan wild rice soup is packed with vegetables, nutty wild rice, and tender chunks of tasty jackfruit. This soup would normally be made using chicken but the ripe jackfruit makes a great alternative. Canned jackfruit is normally used but fresh jackfruit adds to the fresh flavors the dish provides. The delightfully creamy broth is also made using no butter or cream making it perfect for vegans. The mild flavor of the jackfruit soaks up all the seasonings, making the ideal warming dish for a cold winters night.

Ingredients:

  • Wild rice
  • Jackfruit
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Lemon
  • Vegetable broth
  • Garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Bayleaf

11. Jackfruit Chicken Salad

Jackfruit makes a fantastic alternative for chicken in any traditional chicken salad. The rich in vitamin c fruit has a lovely mild flavor that takes in all the wonderful flavors of this salad. The tangy lemon and creamy mayo go great together. The flavor of the salad is then enhanced with the addition of smoky paprika and fresh garlic. Served with crackers, on a bed of lettuce, or in a sandwich is when this sandwich tastes the best.

Ingredients:

  • Jackfruit
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Bell pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice
  • Dill
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic cloves

12. Vegan Stew with Jackfruit Beef

Loaded with vegetables and flavors this hearty jackfruit stew is another perfect recipe for when you want a warm bowl of delicious vegan food. The young green jackfruit adds that extra bit of oomph to what is already a fantastic tasting dish. Everybody loves a stew so why not try adding jackfruit to yours to elevate your meal and please your visitors. This stew is super easy to make in bulk making it a good option for the next time you are cooking for the whole family. Although there is a setlist of ingredients for this recipe, you can easily experiment with your favorite vegetables to make the dish something you can enjoy even more. 

Ingredients:

  • Jackfruit
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes 
  • Button mushrooms 
  • Spinach leaves

13. Jackfruit Croquettes  

Baked jackfruit croquettes are a great way to get your children to eat a healthy snack. Using raw jackfruit these croquettes replace normal meat and potato croquettes for a healthier alternative. If you want to enjoy these croquettes the most try them with some dijon mustard. 

Ingredients:

  • Raw jackfruit
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chickpea flour
  • Oil
  • Bread crumbs 
  • Yeast
  • Salt and pepper

14. Vegan Vietnamese Jackfruit Salad

This dish combines traditional Vietnamese ingredients to make a unique, beautifully-tasting salad. This is the perfect jackfruit salad if you want to try something new and exciting. This recipe features bold flavors from fresh herbs and a variety of mushrooms and veggies. Served alongside Japanese rice crackers or tortilla chips this vibrant dish makes the perfect centerpiece for any family dinner. 

Ingredients:

  • Young green jackfruit
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Red pepper
  • Garlic 
  • Lime
  • Soy sauce
  • Shallots

15. Crunchy Jackfruit Salad

If you want a feel-good colorful salad that is easy to prepare after a long day at work, then try out this crunchy jackfruit salad. Made using a variety of fresh vegetables and spices and served with a light salad dressing you can quickly make a healthy meal that not only tastes phenomenal but also looks great too. This is also a great option for anybody putting together a buffet. 

Ingredients:

  • Jackfruit
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh herbs of your choice
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Sprouts
  • Chestnuts
  • Avocado
  • Lemon juice
  • Chilies

Takeaway

Jackfruit is a versatile fruit with a unique taste. It can be used in many different dishes to elevate the meal and provide a wonderful flavor. It can be used as the key ingredient or as something that compliments the core ingredients well. It tastes sweet and refreshing as a fruit but also acts well as a good meat alternative. 

Now you have all 15 delicious jackfruit recipes at your disposal why not start experimenting to see what you think of this interesting fruit. Whether you are a vegan or not is irrelevant. Jackfruit can be enjoyed by everybody. One thing that is worth noting is that the recipes on this list don’t have to be followed completely. If you want to try and put your own spin on one of the dishes or include a food item you prefer then go right ahead. We are sure you will enjoy whatever you create.  

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